Who says these blogger campaigns don’t work?

I was a participant of a bloggers’ conference sponsored by FORD, then invited to a bloggers’ event about the wonders of Prince Edward Island as well as another FORD event spending a day in the Escape. So, what came of it besides my blog posts?


I bought a FORD Focus, then took a family vacation to Prince Edward Island in a loaner FORD Escape (to review in more detail)! What can I say? In both cases, we were not disappointed.


Our family vacation to PEI was definitely enhanced by traveling in style in a fully loaded Escape. The first thing we noticed was how much more comfortable it was for a long road trip than my Focus. Not just the extra leg room, or leather seats, but the comfort of the seating itself.

The next big highlight was the Sirius radio. There was a bit of a battle between Charlie & I versus the kids. Not really, but every chance we got, we switched it from the chart hit dance channels, back to 70’s, 80’s or 90’s. 🙂


I hadn’t really anticipated the use of the GPS would be necessary in such a small place as PEI. With Charlie driving around like he knew the place almost as well as his hometown, I would have been at a severe disadvantage without it if I’d suddenly found myself chauffeur-less on those crossroads. Never mind the senseless driving in circles it saved us, trying to find that Pizza Delight or some such shop that Charlie was certain was there. 😉


Once we left the highway, and had crossed the Confederation Bridge (big anniversary this year!) we rolled down the windows, opened up the moon roof, and may have even gotten a little sunburned (oops!) My favourite feature above all was the backup camera. Driving in and out of crowded parking lots if far less stressful with a camera that shows all of the blind spot right behind the vehicle, especially when it beeps at you when you begin to approach something within its range. 🙂

What’s a family vacation in PEI without COWS ice cream, or amusement parks? We ran out of time for the beach, much to my disappointment but those girlies had the time of their lives. Charlie knows how to make vacation all about the kids, letting them make most of the choices, and stay as long as they like.


Sandspit was the first big day, with Shining Waters and a little shopping on day two. Swimming at the Rodd Mill River resort pool. Eating. There’s so much to do on the Island, a weekend is far too short a time. We’ll be back for an adult vacation again soon! Then we can better take advantage of the good food and music so plentiful!

Traveling with 9 & 11 year olds is great, they entertain themselves well, make friends everywhere they go and can actually take in some of the rides, etc. on their own! I can’t think of many places but PEI where I’d be comfortable letting my kids run off and return to my bench after I got tired out!


#peibound #fordescape


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